02 July 2012

Uganda {Part III}: Passing through Kabale

Today I'm back with the last segment of my Rwanda & Uganda recap series!  I've had so much fun going through all of my photos and choosing some of my favorites to share with you all.  I also know that I'm going to appreciate these posts even more in the years to come when I want to look back on this trip and remember all of the little wonderful details.  Isn't it funny how even the most treasured travel memories {or any memories for that matter} seem to fade over time no matter how badly we want them to feel like they just happened yesterday?  Thus is life, I suppose :)

In Uganda, the motos are called Boda Bodas - they are comfier than the motos in Rwanda and can hold 2 passengers :)

On our way to Lake Bunyonyi {as well as on our way back}, Amber, Katie, and I were able to make a quick pit stop in the little Ugandan town of Kabale.  Kabale is quite ideally situated in the sense that it's located right over the border of Rwanda and only about a 30 minute drive from the lake itself.  Upon Katie's recommendation, we decided to eat lunch at one of the coolest backpackers I've ever set foot in only to discover that they also happened to have the most delicious cheese quesadillas and made-from-scratch guacamole on their menu.  Since I rarely find {real} Mexican in South Africa, I enjoyed my lunch thoroughly and we were sure to stop by again on the way back to Rwanda to make sure that I had my fill of cheesy goodness.

Aside from my incredible food experience, I also really liked the look and feel of Kabale in general.  It seemed like the perfect stopover for "off-the-beaten-path" travellers en route to other new and exciting places deep in the heart of Africa and the town had an ATM and most other basic commodities one might need before heading into less populated areas.  All of the locals we encountered were also very friendly - our waiter at the hostel even recognized Katie from a previous trip she had taken and literally squealed with delight when he realized she had come back again.  As I watched him jump up and down in place and point in her direction screaming "It's yoooou, it's yoooou, it's yoooooooou!!!" my heart might have melted just a little bit.  I was sold.

Outside Heart of Edirisa {aka one of the coolest backpackers ever}
Inside view of the hostel - would love to stay over somday!
My always-to-be-remembered cheese quesadilla and guacamole
One of my favorite photos from the trip

Although our visit was a quick one, Kabale definitely made an impression on me and I'm so glad we had the chance to pass through {twice!}.  Let's hope it wasn't the last time I'll be seeing it and that in the future I"ll be able to dedicate a little more time towards getting to know such an inviting and friendly city located in one of the most beautiful countries.

And, in case you missed it:




  1. what a different world... the colors look amazing!

  2. This looks amazing, I would absolutely love to visit Uganda someday. Sounds like an awesome experience! xo


  3. i'll go stay at that hostel with you!

  4. Edrisa is so cool isn't it. Always remember the rolex and guacolmole being ace and lots of nice bits to buy. Ahhh uganda-i miss you!

  5. That red dirt reminds me so much of Gabon!

  6. Wow. Thank you so much for taking photos and sharing them - it is fascinating to get to see this part of the world through your lens!

  7. Thank you for sharing a different side to Africa. Glad I´ve found your blog :)

  8. Love the red dirt, so beautiful! That quesadilla sounds yummy too! :)

    xo L

  9. Wow this must have been an amazing experience (the trip in general). How many people can say that they've been to Uganda! Thanks for sharing- I enjoyed living vicariously through you!


  10. Beautiful photos.. It's so different from where I live ( Finland ). I'd love to visit Africa someday, to experience it myself. Only few of people I know have been there, my step mum, school friend and some distant members of family. Stories / pictures / movies tell a little, but not the complete tale. :)

    Indie by heart


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